Journal writing coach, group leader, teacher, writer
My life with therapeutic writing began many years ago I was in graduate school and wondering where life was taking me. I felt lost and disconnected and was magically guided to pick up a pen and begin to write. It was a lifesaver.
As time went on I realized that more people could benefit from this process and so was led to create “Journal Magic”. Already a counselor I began to encourage others to use journaling for support.
“Journal Magic” is a big part of my creative life. I’ve had great fun creating “JournalCards”, a tool for journal writers, and love too, both creating and presenting journaling classes. Journal Magic!Lessons in Therapeutic Writing combined many online classes to become a workbook for journal writers.
Teaching in the community college system has been something I enjoyed for many years, and my work at CancerSupportCommunity.org is another place where journal writing played a part. Now in Flagstaff, I've offered workshops at NAU and at the local hospital. I love returning to Phoenix to my ongoing journal group that meets each month.
This revised version of my website will offer even more ways to connect with those who are exploring journal writing and their inner magic. Please join me in the Forum. (Click on the "Forum" in the tool bar)
Why journal writing? Why call it "magic"?
My wish is that you will feel warmed by the sweet safety of the journal, and as you experiment writing about your life and your feelings, that you will connect to your core self, which is where your magic resides. You can be guided to use this modality for personal growth, self-care, creative explorations, and spiritual development. The wisdom you seek is within you. Honor it by taking quiet time to breathe, write, breathe again, and write some more.
I want to thank you so much for all that I have learned in the journaling classes over the course of what, 5 years now. You have taught me self-love and other-love, self-respect and other-respect. We all have issues, and journaling is a very gentle way of dealing with them. I am so grateful for what journaling has done for me. I came depressed and have risen out of and above depression and also discovered a creativity I never knew that I had. At first, I thought okay, I am better now, I can stop the journaling, but then I finally realized that I have to keep journaling to stay healthy.
Thanks again. Ronda
Sue's comment: This was written by a cancer survivor who stayed with our journal writing group for about seventeen years. She transitioned in 2018, and we all miss her.
From a friend...
Products and Services
were created at the turn of this century (!) and have been used by hundreds of people in classes and for personal use. As you gently choose the cards that are right for you at the time you will be surprised at how they take you right to the core of your life questions. Each card holds questions, a picture, and a word to offer a direction for your creative energies. The cards offer questions---and YOU have your own best answers.
$12 plus $6 shipping
"Journal Magic! Lessons in Therapeutic Writing" is a workbook full of suggestions of "classes" to write through to discover more of your inner magic. $18 plus $8
Journal Magic! KIT!
Combine cards, workbook, journal and pen to get started! $38 plus $8 shipping
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Gather for a "Journal Party"!!!
Invite your friends to come to a party where you provide refreshments and Sue will come to present an hour journal writing session where each are invited to tap into deeper and wiser parts of themselves.
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Flagstaff, AZ 86005